Important clarifications for the February 8, 2019 product recall
St-Jerome, on February 9, 2019 – the Chief Executive Officer of Betty bakery, Guillaume Talbot, following the publication of the food recall published on February 8, 2019 by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food of Quebec (MAPAQ) and by The Canadian Food Inspection Agency, the products affected by this recall have all been removed from the points of sale in Quebec and Ontario.
“Firstly, I would like to specify that sliced bread is not included in this recall. Only the specialty products made by Les Services Alimentaires Firouz, located in Baie-D’Urfé are affected, which represents less than 0.5% of the Betty brand produced products. I would also like to specify that our manufacturing contract with Les Services Alimentaires Firouz is hereby terminated without notice. All other generic products of the company manufactured in our main factory respect all Canadian safety standards in effect. I would also like to point out that we acquired this prestigious brand last December and that the integration process has not yet been completed. The low manufacturing volume of this subcontracted manufacturer is why we had not yet inspected this production plan. We offer our sincere apologies and we take this situation very seriously, we are taking all required measures to ensure that this unfortunate event remains an isolated case. Rest assured that we will offer our complete cooperation with the authorities and our total transparency with the public.”
About Betty Bakery
Established in 1932, the Betty brand is present across the East Ontario and Quebec territories. They offer high quality sliced bread, made with unbleached flour and serves the majority of the major food chains and restaurants across the territory, in addition to many private brands.
Related MAPAQ link: Public advisory – Notice of non-consumption of the various bakery products manufactured by Les Services Alimentaires Firouz